Nick Anderman, a near-relative — my daughter's boyfriend — is with three other friends adventuring through India in a fundraising race via underpowered ricksaw, which, as this writer for the Atlantic points out this month, is pretty much the ultimate journey-not-destination.
Nick and his pals are avoiding the big cities because they're impossible to cross in a reasonable amount of time. We hear it takes two days to cross Mumbai in a rickshaw, at least for a Westerner.
Here's a photo of the route through India, with an appropriate notation, and a brief explanation of Nick's teams', um, method:
As they say in Hollywood, you gotta love it.
2 thoughts on “Rickshaw Run: the ultimate journey-not-destination”
Journey by rickshaw? That sounds like fun. It makes me want to get up and go try it now. However, I doubt that I’m in the physical condition required to make such a long journey using that method. I would be in pain from my sore muscles afterwards.
I had the opportunity to ride in a rickshaw once and didn’t do it. The next time I see one, I won’t let the chance slip so easily from me. The problem at the time was the cost of the rickshaw. I think because it was a tourist attraction, it was actually really expensive.
I know a long time ago but that sounds crazy